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  1. #11
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    shulaj,

    depending on which trailer you go with the weight varies. but with the single axle trailer, boat, fuel and boards, ropes, jackets and of course last but not least a ice chest full of beer you are at if not over 4500 lbs.

    db

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    Thank you. Well the Acadia says it will tow 4500 pounds!

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    Shaluj,

    How much does 07 LSV BOAT weight.... and TRAILER weight?
    Again - It is all on the site - you just have to look !!!
    Here is the exact info:
    http://www.moomba.com/compare/
    (click on your boat)


    Well the Acadia says it will tow 4500 pounds!
    You seem to not be hearing everyone... 4500 is the TOTAL , MAX, tippy tops allowable towable weight of that vehicle. Everyone is telling you you MUST get more than the minimum vehicle .. most say by a large factor! People here have had 5000 and 5500lb tow rated vehicles pulling smaller boats and all have said they MUCH prefer the larger tow capacity. Look at the link I posted in the other thread (posted on page one of this thread)- it has TONS of vehicles and their tow ratings.

    You WILL be unhappy with a low tow rating and a V6 for pulling any boat of this size.

    -Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTechie
    Shaluj,

    How much does 07 LSV BOAT weight.... and TRAILER weight?
    Again - It is all on the site - you just have to look !!!
    Here is the exact info:
    http://www.moomba.com/compare/
    (click on your boat)


    Well the Acadia says it will tow 4500 pounds!
    You seem to not be hearing everyone... 4500 is the TOTAL , MAX, tippy tops allowable towable weight of that vehicle. Everyone is telling you you MUST get more than the minimum vehicle .. most say by a large factor! People here have had 5000 and 5500lb tow rated vehicles pulling smaller boats and all have said they MUCH prefer the larger tow capacity. Look at the link I posted in the other thread (posted on page one of this thread)- it has TONS of vehicles and their tow ratings.

    You WILL be unhappy with a low tow rating and a V6 for pulling any boat of this size.

    -Joe

    Well put Joe

    i went and looked under the 06 owners manual and it says that just the boat and trailer (single axle) weigh 4100 lbs alone by themself.

    as i stated earlier after you include the gas, gear and of course beer you are over that amount that the vehicle you are looking at can handle.

    but get what you want

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    I think you would be dissapointed in the Acadia pulling a Moomba around. You are going to be much better off going to a full sized SUV with a higher tow rating.

    That V6 is going to be very doggy with that size of a boat, the gas mileage is going to be terrible, and the wear and tear on the motor & tranny is going to be hard core for that vehicle.

    Just my $.02

  6. #16
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    According to this blog http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...mc_acadia.html , the Acadia has a unibody, and not a frame like a truck-based SUV would have. This is not an appropriate vehicle for towing a heavy boat very far.

    Good replies so far! Here is another relevant thread at WakeWorld, discussing Explorer and 4Runner, spilling onto a few other models too: http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m...tml?1168611507

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    I've towed my '06 LSV with a Sequioa for the last year and I just got a Dodge Durango with at 5.7L. The Sequioa did OK like everyone says, but I'm excited to take out the boat with the Durango. It feels much more torqey than the Sequioa.

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    Default chev 1500

    I pull my 2005 outback with a 2005 chev 1500. The motor is plenty big to pull the boat but the tranny does not have the trany cooler. I can already feel the tranny slipping a little bit. The truck will not pull the boat at a constant speed. As soon as I stop excelerating the tranny shifts to a higher gear and this gear doesnt have the power to pull the boat and it down shifts again. this continues for the entire trip and is not good for the trannsmision. I would for sure get the tranny cooler on my next vehicle. Four wheel drive is also very handy for those less than perfect boat launches.

  9. #19
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    I have a 06 LSV with the tandem trailer. I tow it with a 6cyl toyota highlander. Pulls it fine. seems to pull the best on the highway around 120/kph. that said my fuel economy drops by at least 50%.

    IF you are going to be towing the boat more than a couple times a year over long distances you may want to consider a larger vehicle. For trips under 2 hours a couple times of year I have no problems.

    The toyota is rated at 3500 lbs.

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